Examinations and Eye Exams


Specialised Examinations
For a good quality of life it is extremely important to see well and to maintain integral visual functions. There are ocular pathologies that are at first asymptomatic, whereas some visual defects (mostly in the young) can go unnoticed due to the ability of our body to adapt and compensate for the different deficiencies. Visual acuity, i.e. the ability to see well, can significantly vary over years and only thorough and periodical examinations by an ophthalmologist can determine the condition of the eyes and operate at the right time if anomalies are discovered. Blue Eye has recently extended its specialist offer of prevention and treatment. A new sector completely dedicated to eye examinations has been established.

Examinations And Diagnostic Checks
The following instrumental examinations are available at Blue Eye:

  • Aberrometry: analyses the whole visual system and can point out the presence of aberrations that cause light dispersion in an irregular way affecting the quality of vision
  • No-contact optical biometry IOL MASTER: allows for the measuring of the axial eye length to calculate the power of the intraocular lens, in the cataract and in the phakic lens. Thanks to this innovative instrument the eye remains untouched and there is no risk of human error while performing the examination.
  • Ultrasound biometry: measures the length of the eyeball and calculates the value of the lens that has to be implanted.
  • Computerised visual field: measures the functionalities of the retinal nerve fibres.
  • SLO microperimetry: the confocal system also allows for the visualisation of the retina in case of opacity of the vitreous or of the cataract. It is the ideal instrument for early diagnosis and monitoring of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
  • Tonometric curve: measures the variations of ocular tone during the day.
  • Fluorescein angiography: analyses and photographs retinal circulation and uses the fluorescein as a contrast agent.
  • Fluorescein and green indocyanine (ICG) angiography: analyses and photographs the circulation of the deepest choroidal vessels and uses the green indocyanine as a contrast agent.
  • GDX: measures the thickness of the optical nerve fibre.
  • Endothelial microscopy: measures number, shape, distribution and quality of the most internal layer of the cornea.
  • High resolution Spectralis-Oct: a new technology for retinal diagnostics that can capture high definition images not obtainable with any other equipment. It is a non-invasive exam and does not require a contrast agent.
  • Corneal pachymetry: an ultrasound exam that measures the thickness of the cornea at every point.
  • Pentacam HRT: 3D reconstruction of the anterior segment of the eye, with the evaluation of the features of the cornea, of the anterior chamber and of the crystalline lens.
  • Pupillometry: an exam that is carried out under different lighting conditions to measure the dynamic changes of the diameter of the pupil.
  • Tonometry: measures ocular pressure.
  • PASCAL Tonometry: measures the ocular pressure in a reliable way in patients who have undergone refractive surgery and, in particular, in situations that do not allow for a reliable traditional tonometry test (keratoconus, a high level astigmatism, severe corneal dystrophies).
  • Corneal topography: measures the shape and the quality of the corneal surface.